Art Talk

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Did you know there would have been no water lilies if Monet had obeyed the local authorities? Monet imported the plants from Egypt and South America. The city council demanded he uproot the plants in fears they would poison the area’s water. But Monet ignored them.

Read more about the fantastic life of Claude Monet in this article!

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Did you know Frida had an affair with Soviet Leader Leon Trotsky? She would later be interrogated after his assassination in Coyoacán in 1940. She was suspected of being involved in his killing.

Read more facts about the extraordinary life of Frida Kahlo in this article. 

The Kiss

The Kiss

Did you know Klimt's work was highly criticized up to a critical point in his career? His work was derided as “pornography” and “perverted excess”, which hurt his reputation.

Discover what turned his career around in this article! 

The Great Wave

The Great Wave

Hokusai's Great Wave is arguably the most well know artwork from Japanese Culture. But did you know it's actually a print series, not a painting? Because it is a woodblock print, there are lots of Great Waves to go around. Prints can be found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the British Museum of London, the Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA of Los Angeles, and Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria. 

Read more about The Great Wave in this article!

The Scream

The Scream

Discover 6 crazy facts about Edvard Munch’s most famous painting! Did you know there are actually four versions of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s famous piece: a pastel and a painted version created in 1893, followed by another pastel version two years later and finally, a version using tempera paint (a medium usually consisting of coloured pigments and a binding agent, such as egg yolk) in 1910.

Read the full article if you want to know the five other crazy facts!

The Starry Night

The Starry Night

Researchers have determined that the planet Venus was visible at dawn in Provence in the spring of 1889, and was at that time nearly as bright as possible. The brightest "star" in the painting, just to the viewer's right of the cypress tree, is actually Venus.

Discover more about Van Gogh's famous painting in this article!

Let's throw stuff around!

Let's throw stuff around!

Cars have crashed test dummies... We do throw tests!
Dear Facebook algorithm...

Dear Facebook algorithm...

Did you know that Facebook "nudity" detector/algorithm prevents us from selling some of our products on both Facebook and Instagram? Crazy as this...
Taking the perfect shot - 5 tips for masterpiece photography

Taking the perfect shot - 5 tips for masterpiece photography

You’ve been waiting all these years to see your favorite artwork in person and today is the day both of you finally meet.
What's cooking? Iron-on patches!

What's cooking? Iron-on patches!

We will soon be offering a new line of embroidered patches inspired by art history!

Q&A with David from Today is Art Day

Q&A with David from Today is Art Day

We have asked David, our CEO, to answer a few questions about Today is Art Day.